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    Place your bets

    How far do you think I can turn up the volume on my stereo system before my neighbors start complaining about hearing Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture at 9:30pm?


    On a more serious note, what are some of your favorite classical works which have some really dramatic element (like the cannons in the aforementioned composition) ?

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    The Planets by Holst

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz View Post
    How far do you think I can turn up the volume on my stereo system before my neighbors start complaining about hearing Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture at 9:30pm?


    On a more serious note, what are some of your favorite classical works which have some really dramatic element (like the cannons in the aforementioned composition) ?
    The hell with the neighbours. Crank that thing!
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    Firebird (it's a stretch on classical, but I enjoy the Tomita version)
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    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Crescendo.

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    Toccata & Fugue in G Minor ~ JS Bach
    The Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi

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    Quote Originally Posted by squegeeboo View Post
    Flight of the Valkrye
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Toccata & Fugue in G Minor ~ JS Bach
    That's exactly what I was going to post!! I once got pulled over blasting that as loud as it would go on my car stereo - the cop gave me a funny look, told me to slow down and let me go. Whew!

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    Do it in the morning, instead - the napalm smells better then. Also, strafe their house for added effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz View Post
    How far do you think I can turn up the volume on my stereo system before my neighbors start complaining about hearing Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture at 9:30pm?
    Put it up to eleven.

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    4 Seasons - Vivaldi
    Fete Polonaise - Chabrier
    Gopak - Mussorgsky

    Romance - Shastakovich (my fav violin)


    Or my personal fav or Zombie, Disturbed, etc I pound out of the surround on my computer --- when I'm getting inspired to go out and ride.

    bet the neighbors are glad to see the blue bike go down the street

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    That's exactly what I was going to post!! I once got pulled over blasting that as loud as it would go on my car stereo - the cop gave me a funny look, told me to slow down and let me go. Whew!


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    Just a few....

    Organ
    All Bach:
    Fantasia and Fugue in g minor
    Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor
    Prelude and Fugue in a minor
    Prelude and Fugue in b minor
    Toccata and Fugue in f minor
    and many more...

    Litanies (Jehan Alain)
    Prelude and Fugue in g minor, Op. 7, No. 3 (Marcel Dupre)
    Piece Heroique and Chorale No. 3 in a minor (Cesar Franck)
    Prelude and Fugue in c minor (Ralph Vaughn Williams)

    (yeah, I'm an organist- no jokes, please- I've heard them all...)

    Orchestral:
    Symphonies No. 2, 6, and 9 (Mahler)
    Symphony No. 3 ("Organ") (Saint-Saens)

    Chamber:
    Sonata in e minor for cello and piano, op. 38 (Brahms)

    Choral:
    Mass in b minor (Bach)
    Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget (Cantata 64, Bach)
    Naenie (Brahms)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBLover View Post
    Just a few....


    (yeah, I'm an organist- no jokes, please- I've heard them all...)
    hehe, I played Oboe in HS and after in a Classical windensemble.

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    Holst's The Planets is also good, and I'm a fan of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition crank em both!

    and to place my bet, I'm going with 10:08pm (I think the cannons are around that time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    hehe, I played Oboe in HS and after in a Classical windensemble.
    Ahh- good. Then you can relate! BTW, I also played flute (no kidding), so I'll just shut up now.

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    Ya know, Snicklefritz, if you really want to rile the neighbors, here are a couple of suggestions (jazz):

    Elevation (Pharaoh Sanders)
    Ascension (John Coltrane)
    Atlantis (McCoy Tyner)
    Anything, and I mean anything by Sun Ra

    Oh yeah. That'll get 'em. BTW- these are great pieces of music.

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    Seeing as there are a few in here who seem to like Bach and organ- try searching for "Virgil Fox" on youtube. There are a bunch of great videos of The Master playing in his inimitable style- they will definitely tickle your fancy. Check out especially the Middelschulte and Wanamaker clips. Enjoy!

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    Fox rox!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Fox rox!!!
    Ya got that right! Did you ever get a chance to see him? I remember going to Wanamaker's (when it was Wanamaker's) several times when I was in high school, standing on the spot where Taft dedicated the store, and looking up at the console, totally mesmerized. Fox wasn't so much my idol (Biggs was- OK, call me stuffy), but man, could he put on one hell of a show.

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